Our team represents 84years of experience in private equity, corporate finance, INVESTMENT BANKING, venture capital, investment management, business development, and operations management.  The collective knowledge of our executives enables us to utilize a hands-on approach to providing leadership that creates long term value for our portfolio companies and share holders.

Donald J. Newman - Founder & Managing Partner  

Mr. Newman is the Founder and Managing Partner of CRG Capital Partners.  He brings over 16 years of experience as a investor, investment banker, and operating partner.  Mr. Newman focuses most his time on raising capital, working with the portfolio companies, and seeking new investment opportunities in growth oriented companies (platform; add-on’s; stand-alone acquisitions)  He currently serve’s on the board of Cardiff Films, and he is a observer for BrainWare Learning Corporation.  Mr. Newman is the Chairman of the investment committee and is responsible for the strategic direction, capital commitments, and management of the firm.  Prior to the founding of CRG Capital Partners, Mr. Newman spent 18 years in the technology sector, and was employed by companies such as Hewlett Packard, Siemens, and Sears Business Centers.  He held a variety of middle-management positions including sales, consulting, operations, and venture capital.      

Ara A. Kachadourian - Strategic Partner

Mr. Kachadourian brings nearly 20 years of experience in capital markets, venture capital, private banking, and wealth management.  He will draw upon an extensive background in advising entrepreneurs, senior executives, and investors across a diverse spectrum of industries.  Mr. Kachadourian’s practice focuses on advising entrepreneurs, senior executives, and ownership teams of lower-middle market firms to assess strategic opportunities and preparation of exit strategies, which can result in significant liquidity events.  His career has included roles with financial firms such as Comerica, Wells Fargo Advisors including regional and national firms.  Mr. Kachadourian holds the Series 6, 7, 63, and 66.

Vernon Dorhan - General Partner  

Mr. Dorhan is a General Partner with CRG Capital Partners.  He is Co-Chairman of the investment committee and responsible for capital commitments. Prior to joining CRG Capital Partners, Mr. Dorhan spent 25 years in the technology sector.  He has held a variety of middle-management positions in IT Consulting and Hardware and Software support.

KEY TEAM ADVISER

Gene Slusiewicz - Senior Director - Supply Chain Management

Mr. Slusiewicz brings an advanced level of global and multi-cultural business experience to his clients, which he developed while residing in the Asian Pacific Region for 20 years, enriching a plethora of international companies in their endeavor to meet worldwide quality and performance standards.  Mr. Slusiewicz client’s benefit by implementing proven methods, mentoring management teams, and consistently providing potential client’s with bottom-line cost reduction solutions.  Mr. Slusiewicz is capable of assisting businesses of all sizes, from concept to launch with improved operational efficiencies, effectiveness, enhanced quality systems, LEAN business practices, and organized project management initiatives.